• BT claims positives amid challenging fiscal year

    Despite posting year-on-year decreases in revenue, profits and EBITDA, leading UK telco BT is claiming to have a had “positive” 2019/20 year, with results that it said were in line with expectations

    Yet even as it was lauding, it had completed the third phase of a £1.6bn transformation programme a year ahead of schedule, the telco warned that it was embarking on radical “modernisation and simplification” programme that would remove legacy products and services to deliver gross annualised savings of £2bn over the next five years.

    For the fiscal year ended 31 March 2020, BT reported revenue of almost £23bn,

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  • No further online services can use Gov.uk Verify

    The government’s troubled digital identity system, Gov.uk Verify, will not be taken up by any further online services, and existing users will need to find alternative solutions within 18 months, Computer Weekly has learned.

    Verify was given a lifeline by HM Treasury last week, when Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove revealed that the system had been given funding for a further 18 months because of the coronavirus crisis. The budget for Verify ran out at the end of March, and no further cash was due to be available.

    However, after the recent pandemic-related surge in applications for Universal

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  • Replication vs backup, and synchronous vs asynchronous

    Backups, snapshots, cloning and replication are all valuable ways of protecting the organisation’s data.

    In this article, we’ll look at replication, in particular between storage arrays. Key to this will be to define it and present the pros and cons of replication with reference to other methods of data protection.

    All too often in IT there’s a lack of clarity over what exactly a technology is, or does. The latter is the important bit, because it’s how different technologies function that can determine how they fit together.

    Replication versus snapshots

    Replication is fundamentally a method of producing a

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